The House of Representatives on Monday narrowly voted to increase Covid-19 relief checks to $2,000 meeting President Trump’s demand for more money for Americans.
The bill will head to the Republican-controlled Senate.
With 2/3 needed to pass the bill in the House, 272 yeas were needed.
The House voted 275 to 134.
House narrowly approves bill to cut $2,000 stimulus checks
The vote was 275 to 134. But they needed 2/3 to pass the bill. With 409 members voting, they needed 272 yeas.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 28, 2020
President Trump Sunday night signed the Covid-19 stimulus relief bill after initially refusing to sign it due to the billions of dollars going to foreign nations.
Trump said Congress this week will vote on a separate bill to “increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000.”
“”I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” Trump said.